E-Book Collection

Professor Attila’s Scrapbook

The professional strongman and gym owner known as “Professor Attila” was born in Karlshue, Germany on July 2, 1844. His birth name was Louis Durlacher. While still quite young, Durlacher witnessed a performance by the traveling strongman Felice Napoli and asked to become his apprentice. It was Napoli who taught the young German how to be a strongman and how to stage a strength act for maximum impact with the audience. By the time he was 19 (1863), Durlacher had changed his name to Attila and was appearing as a strongman on his own merits. For more than 20 years he played at the best theatrical houses in Europe and became friends with important and influential individuals throughout the Continent.

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Texas vs Oklahoma 1910 Football Program

No Bevo, no “burnt orange,”, and no “Hook ‘em.” No email, no cell phones, no 747s. The NCAA was barely five years old, the forward pass was a controversial rule change, and a touchdown was worth five points. The year was 1910 and these were just some of the conditions under which H.J. Lutcher Stark, UT football team manager at the age of only 22, cobbled together a season consisting of seven games.

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Stark Football Letters

These letters are on loan to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports from Walter Riedel, C.E.O. of the Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas, and an employee of the foundation for over 30 years. They came to him as a gift from Nelda Stark, Lutcher Stark’s widow.

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Hackenschmidt Scrapbook

Click the link below to view a digitized version of one of our most important documents—the almost 600-page scrapbook owned for decades by George Hackenschmidt, the World Wrestling Champion during the early part of the 20th century.

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The 100-UP Exercise and “Running” chapter in Training for Athletics by W.G. George

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine has spurred renewed interest in W. C. George’s book The 100-Up Exercise. Because Mr. George’s running techniques are fueling some of the discussion surrounding barefoot running and because the book is very difficult to find, the Stark Center is pleased to offer this .pdf version of the book in its entirety. In addition, we are also pleased to make available a related chapter on running training by Mr. George published in Training for Athletics. Researchers wishing to view the originals should contact the Stark Center at info@starkcenter.org

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Your Physique – Volume 1

Your Physique was a very influential magazine throughout its publication.

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